2021/22 Season Review
The 2021/22 season has seen many on and off court successes for River City Futsal across a range of different programs. All the goals set by the club back in February were achieved resulting in a highly productive second season.
2021 saw the launch of our female program while we also maintained our junior and senior male programs as well as our weekly development program. During the season our junior teams competed across the Football Queensland State Titles (hosted in October 2021), Football Queensland SEQ Futsal Premier League (hosted between October to December 2021) and the 2022 Gold Coast International (Hosted 19-23 January 2022). Meanwhile our senior teams competed in inaugural Football Queensland F-League (played between August and November 2021), and the SEQ Futsal Premier League and the Gold Coast International.
As a club we welcomed the invitation to join the inaugural F-League, a senior men and women, home and away season kicking off in August. We see this as a good investment and the first major step to having futsal recognised as a stand-alone sport. Notably, our women's team started the season slow but finished the season with three wins in a row to book a spot in the playoffs. Our women finished the F-League season as runners up after playing the final inside of Nissan Arena.
Continuing with our senior program, this season saw the further implementation of our player well-being program with partnerships with Active Matters Exercise Physiology and Effectus Physiotherapy. Both valued club sponsors provide our players with physical testing, physio and gym programs to follow throughout the season. The well-being program has been designed to place player mental health as a top priority, supported by mental healthy charity, LIVIN, resulting in a workshop and seminar being delivered prior to the festive break.
The implementation of a new player development framework sees our U15 and 16 players added to our senior program which brought success. A club focus of promoting youth players into first team games and U16 players into U20 games was evident through all 4 tournaments which we took part in. Increased training sizes and the execution of two training sessions a week saw players take futsal as their primary sport for 2021. The new high-performance environment which has been developed with input from overseas clubs and coaches resulted in the following results:
Youth Men – SEQ Runners Up
Youth Men – State Titles Runners Up
Youth Men – GCI Third Place
U16 Boys – State Titles Champions
U16 Boys – GCI Champions
U15 Boys – GCI Runners Up
Our junior program was increased to seven male teams and the introduction of two female teams. Our U12 Girls team which is a product of our recent relationship with Futbol-X academy were runners up at GCI after going to extra time against a very well drilled Ipswich Futsal team. The club saw continued growth of our Rugrats and Rascals program which was hosted before High Performance training. As a club, players were provided opportunities to take part in gala days against other local clubs helping build the futsal community.
We would like to thank everybody who was involved in the 2021/22 season. Once again, a season that was disrupted with COVID-19 and operated in an uncertain environment. Your support as a player, coach, parent, supporter, partner is invaluable to the club.
We will be in touch within the coming weeks regarding program information for next season. Let’s bring on the 2022/23 season!
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